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Urban Farmers on the outskirts of Beijing – Part of the “Looming Food Crisis in Asia” series


See the video here.

Gardens of Beijing – Video

By DJ Clark
China Daily
Part of a series on the Food Crisis in Asia
July 20, 2011
(Very interesting! Must see. Mike)

About three years ago Tom Huang found himself in increasing pain from a bad stomach and went to the hospital for a diagnosis. The doctors told him it was the food he was eating that caused the problem and he needed to change to a healthier diet. Tom could not afford the expensive organic food offered in the Beijing supermarkets so he joined the increasing army of urban farmers tending small plots of land on the outskirts of the city.

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July 21, 2011   Comments Off on Urban Farmers on the outskirts of Beijing – Part of the “Looming Food Crisis in Asia” series

ABC News visits Brooklyn Grange up on the roof

New York Urban Farmers Grow Rooftop Crops

Video:

“Brooklyn Grange” in Queens, N.Y., is a 40,000-square-foot rooftop farm.

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Garden Cities: Theory and Practice of Agrarian Urbanism

New Book

By Andrés Duany
The Prince’s Foundation/DPZ
2011

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment is proud to present: Garden Cities: Theory & Practice of Agrarian Urbanism by renowned US urbanist Andrés Duany, the fifth in its series of Senior Fellow Books.

Agrarian urbanism refers to settlements where the society is involved with food in all its aspects: organizing, growing, processing, distributing, cooking and eating it. A primary distinction of Agricultural Urbanism is that the physical pattern of the settlement supports an intentional agrarian society.

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July 21, 2011   1 Comment

“Urban Farmers” attended the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ World Congress


The Urban Farmers box created plenty of interest in Zurich (Anna Tuson)

The Urban Farmers box contains vegetables grown in a glasshouse on top of a tank of fish, which provide nutrients for the plants through their waste as it is taken up with the water through the roots of the plants.

by Anna Tuson
swissinfo.ch
July 9, 2011

Excerpt:

Swiss entrepreneurs Urban Farmers are pushing the concept of local production and have come up with a pioneering solution to many of the problems of conventional farming methods.

Urban Farmers attended the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ World Congress at the end of June. The event drew around 850 participants from around the world to Zurich’s Kongresshaus to discuss issues including the integration of agriculture into an urban environment.

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